Country: Spain Region: Jumilla
Vintage: 2016 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Bodegas Juan Gill
This is one of the best wineries & wines in our portfolio at WineOnline.ie. Since 1916, when Juan Gil Jiménez had the winery built, only one clear idea has moved the following generations in charge. Juan Gil Guerrero, the founder’s son, firstly, and then his grandson Juan Gil González, improved and consolidated the winery, applied the traditional knowledge of their job transmitted from parents to children. Nowadays, the fourth generation, linking the tradition with the technical revolution, is the one that enjoys the result of the work done by the predecessors.
The grapes come from a single estate of old vines over forty years old planted on soils of limestone and stone, at an altitude of about 800 metres above sea level.
The vines grow on poor soils, with very low yield, but ideal for growing Monastrell. The climate to which they are exposed is dry and very extreme. There are long and very hot summers with plenty of sunshine and long, very cold winters. There is virtually no rain throughout the year, so that the soil is very dry and rocky.
The difference in temperature between day and night is very marked, up to 25 ° C. With all these factors, old vines, extreme weather, no rain, the production obtained is actually very low, but very concentrated and of high quality, with lots of character which is reflected in the grapes and the wine.
The preparation of Juan Gil 12 Meses Silver Label begins with the stripping of the grape, before maceration in stainless steel tanks where the fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 25 ° C for 20 to 25 days.
The malolactic fermentation and aging, which lasts for 12 months, takes place in French oak barrels.
Juan Gil 12 Meses Silver Label is a red wine from Jumilla with character. A pure expression of Monastrell, the queen variety in this area.
On Decántalo, this is already a classic, sales are exceeded year after year. If you like powerful wines with personality we suggest you try it. You will enjoy it!Grapes used to produce this wine come from old vineyards. Chalky and stony soils, poor in nutrients, are ideal for the growing of the Monastrell variety, with a low yield of about 2.500 kg/Ha. This wine has been aged in French oak barrels.
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